The Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center invites qualified applicants to apply for the temporary position as an Oyster Aquaculture Training Program Participant. The successful candidate(s) must be physically able to start work April 1, 2020 and work through August 31, 2020, 40 hours a week. The center’s (ABC) mission is to develop superior shellfish brood stocks and support breeding programs using traditional and cytogenetic approaches. ABC has four main components of operation: hatchery, field and nursery, Kauffman Aquaculture Center (KAC), and laboratory.
POSITION SUMMARY: Oyster Aquaculture Training Program participants will assist in all oyster aquaculture operations of ABC. Specific rotations will be in the oyster hatcheries, (both Gloucester Point and Kauffman Center in Topping, VA, 40 minutes from Gloucester Point) the field grow-out (6 field sites including one in Maryland) and the flow cytometry laboratory. Participants will have the opportunity and are encouraged to work externships with other hatcheries/commercial farms.
Duties will also include: · Broodstock maintenance, algal culture, oyster spawning, larval rearing, setting, field grow out. · Perform field and laboratory work and maintain equipment.
William & Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university.
The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Applications are only accepted online at W&M and more detailed information regarding the position can be found at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/37811
Title: Oyster Aquaculture Program Participant
Position Number: T0253V
Applications are due by midnight February 2, 2020.